Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review: Preservation by Rachael Wade

***This is an Adult Romance which contains matter not suitable for Young Readers***

Adult Contemporary Romance / Realistic Fiction

Fear is sabotage’s sweetest weapon.

Kate has no time for meaningless romantic charades, and definitely no time for hot college professors who are full of themselves and smitten with her. Constantly battling eviction notices, tuition she can’t afford, and a sick, dependent mother, the last thing she needs is to be distracted with someone else’s complicated baggage.
When she stumbles into Ryan Campbell’s creative writing class, he is only “Mr. Campbell” to her, until Ryan finds himself captivated by her writing and she is forced to face their mutual attraction. His cocky know-it-all syndrome is enough to send her running in the other direction, and his posse of female admirers and playboy reputation are enough to squander any odds in her favor.
But underneath Ryan’s abrasive facade is something to behold, and she can’t stay away for long. Ryan and Kate must decide who they’re willing to become and fight against their former selves if they want to make things work. That’s if academia, vicious vixens, old skeletons, and their own mastery at self-destruction don’t pummel their efforts first.

Source: Reviewer purchase

My Review:
Kate's life has never been easy, her father left when she was 13 and her mother became addicted to drugs. She's always had to work hard and fend for herself . Now at 25, she is enrolled in college and working long hours to take care or her mother. The last thing she wants is baggage...male baggage that is. Her two best friends, Carter and Dean, have always been attracted to her but are always there to protect her. Carter is hilarious and always jokes around with a silly British accent.
Ryan is the sexy 27 year old writing professor who has been burned by a past love. He's what you would call a man-whore of sorts. Afraid of being burned again, he sleeps with countless women and students with no remorse. That is until he meets Kate. Ryan starts to think she can be another one of his conquests...until she opens her mouth. He is intrigued by her spunk and wonders if she will be a game changer for him.

Can a relationship between Kate, with her independence and take no crap attitude, and Ryan, the self-proclaimed man-whore, last? Will they change their ways to find the love that they both have only dreamed about?  

My thoughts...

Let me just say that I have been left speechless!! I read this book in less than a day. I was addicted to the story. Kate was so feisty and I found myself cracking up several times while reading it. Ryan is so effin sexy!  The chemistry between Kate and Ryan was HOT HOT HOT!!! Like salivating hot..too hot to handle. Be careful, this book may burn you! The story line was AWESOME and that ending...perfect :-) You also get to read some of Ryan's POV's at the end and goddamn I wish there was more!! I want more!! If you haven't read it yet, what the hell are you waiting for?!? I bow down to you, Rachael Wade!